Africa's Ogun: Old World and New

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Sandra T. Barnes
Indiana University Press, 1997 - History - 389 pages
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The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

"... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas." --African Studies Review

"... leav[es] the reader with a sense of the vitality, dynamism, and complexity of Ogun and the cultural contexts in which he thrives.... magnificent contribution to the literature on Ogun, Yoruba culture, African religions, and the African diaspora." --International Journal of Historical Studies

 

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Contents

Introduction to the First
1
The History and Spread of Ogun
27
Ogun the Empire Builder
39
ILLUSTRATIONS
40
4
46
5
71
Ogum and the Umbandista Religion
90
6
105
Dancing for Ogun in Yorubaland and in Brazil
199
Rhythms
218
10
235
11
263
12
290
13
315
14
332
15
353

A Portrait of Ogun as Reflected in Ijala Chants
147
8
173
9
179
Contributors
369
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About the author (1997)

Sandra T. Barnes is Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Patrons and Power: Creating a Political Community in Metropolitan Lagos and Ogun: An Old God for a New Age.

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